journalese

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

journal +‎ -ese

Noun[edit]

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journalese (countable and uncountable, plural journaleses)

  1. A style of writing used in some newspapers and magazines, characterized by cliché, hyperbolic language and clipped syntax.
    • Joe Grimm, Detroit Free Press:
      We write journalese out of habit, sometimes from misguided training, and to sound urgent, authoritative and, well, journalistic. But it doesn't do any of that.

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